Christie Mayeux won a second term as Justice of the Peace-2nd Justice Court on Tuesday, besting James Landry by 10% while compiling a 3640 vote advantage. Mayeux won the post in a 2016 Special Election and will enjoy a full six-year term beginning in 2021.
Mayeux endured a contest that became contentious in the late stages as supporters of her 3rd Justice Court colleague, John Hebert harangued Mayeux on social media. Mayeux, in turn, criticized certain of Hebert’s practices in an interview with a Baton Rouge television station.
Her husband, Thomas Mayeux squeaked out an electoral victory in the race for Constable-2nd Justice Court. Just under 700 votes separated Mayeux from his opponent, incumbent Danny Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux openly campaigned alongside John Hebert and James Landry for most of the campaign season until controversy seemed to sap there three-race momentum.